John Prine “I Just Called to Say I Love You” – Listen

John Prine has put his own vibe into Stevie Wonder’s 1984 hit ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’ in a new Spotify Singles session which was released today.  He replaces Wonder’s synthesized original version with his usual guitar playing style and the underplayed vocals he’s so well known for. As RS Country describes it: “Prine brings out the endearing qualities of the often-derided, Academy Award-winning song. Prine is joined by Americana duo the Secret Sisters, who provide their sibling harmonies to fill in the descending melodic lines from Wonder’s original, and the pedal steel player even gets to take a lovely little solo near the end of the recording.”


>>> Please help to support the running costs of Americana UK, run by enthusiasts in our spare time, by donating £2 a month to us - we'll send you an exclusive 20 track curated playlist every month plus the opportunity to win tickets and CDs. Click here for more information.

Season 2 of the Twang Factor is here! If you're a new or emerging Americana act, you can enter. All the details here

About Mark Whitfield 1683 Articles
Mark Whitfield has been Editor of Americana UK for the last 20 years while also working in public health as his day job, which has been kind of busy recently.

Be the first to comment

Leave a comment..

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.